Happy Wednesday. The Jazz blew a massive lead last night to drop us from 3-1 to 2-2, so we stabilized instead of climbing a little more, but that’s okay. We’ll take a .500 day. There’s a solid NBA slate today, with Heat-Celtics leading a good group of pretty important games. Let’s find some winners.
NBA record: 186-177-8 ATS (20-38 Underdog ML), 13-16-1 O/U, 4-8 parlay, 0-2 props
- Mavs -3.5
The Mavs did play last night, but they got to coast against a brutal Lakers team in a game that was over by half. The Cavs haven’t been terrible recently, but they haven’t been good either. With Dallas playing well and nipping at the Warriors’ heels for the 3 seed, this is a game they show up for and win. The line isn’t all that big here.
- Hornets -2.5
The Knicks have been playing quite well down the stretch. But Charlotte (7-3 in their last ten) is playing just as well if not a little better, and they need wins to keep pace with the Nets for that key 8 seed, which would give both teams a shot at knocking off the Cavs/Raptors and grabbing the 7 seed and the benefit of only having to win one of two games instead of two of two to make the playoffs. Charlotte delivers in this one.
- Raptors -3
The Timberwolves are scuffling a bit over the last week or two, and they haven’t been very good on the road all year at 18-20. Against a Raptors team that’s won eight of ten, they might struggle. Toronto is pushing Chicago for the 5 seed and holding off Cleveland for the all-powerful 6 seed, and they take another step in both directions tonight.
- Suns -4.5
Why is this line so small with the Warriors playing sub .500 basketball right now? Don’t ask, just bet it.
- PARLAY (ALL ML): Nuggets, Suns, Pelicans, Hawks (+134)
CBB record: 373-395-7 ATS (60-78 Underdog ML), 12-43 parlay
Conference Tournament record: 43-43-2 ATS (7-17 Underdog ML)
NCAA Tournament record: 17-21 ATS (3-8 Underdog ML)
NIT record: 8-7 ATS (2-3 Underdog ML)
NBA/CBB PARLAYS: 7-18